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  • Use in one member state might be enough – CJEU rules in Onel case

    December 19, 2012

    Territorial borders between EU member states should be disregarded in assessing whether a CTM has been put to genuine use in the Community, the Court of Justice of the EU said today in its long-awaited ruling in the Onel case

  • Cable sets out his IP vision

    December 18, 2012

    UK Business Secretary Vince Cable this week set out a series of plans to promote creativity and innovation, but many IP owners are unconvinced by the detail of the reforms

  • The best things we've read this year

    December 18, 2012

    Managing IP’s editors have scanned the trillions of words written on IP in the past year, and selected their favourite 25 articles from publications such as Fortune, BusinessWeek and the Economist as well as IP blogs and of course Managing IP itself. We’ve also included some infographics, pictures and video

  • Which will be the first new gTLDs?

    December 18, 2012

    Brand owners were among the big winners in yesterday’s lottery-style draw for the new generic top-level domains (gTLDs)

  • What constitutes use of a CTM? Managing IP’s guide to the Onel ruling

    December 18, 2012

    On Wednesday judges at the Court of Justice head off for their winter break. But before they go, they will issue a decision in perhaps the most eagerly awaited trade mark case of the year. Managing IP explains what Onel is all about

  • What's on this week

    December 17, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings and decisions this week

  • Los 33: How the Chilean miners became a brand

    December 10, 2012

    “Everything collapsed onto the roof of the vehicle; there were five to 10 rocks in front of me, and I couldn’t see a thing,” said Juan Illanes of his experience the day the San Jose copper-gold mine collapsed around him in Copiapó Chile

  • Transparency rules could scupper IP trading, says Jesper Kongstad

    December 10, 2012

    Jesper Kongstad, the director-general of the Danish PTO, has warned governments not to introduce rules requiring users of IP trading platforms to reveal pricing data about their transactions

  • What’s on this week

    December 07, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions, meetings and events to watch out for week beginning December 10

  • K&L Gates finalises Australian tie-up

    December 04, 2012

    K&L Gates has become the latest law firm to seal a deal with an Australian firm

  • What's on this week

    December 03, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings and decisions due this week

  • Havana Nocturne: greetings from Cuba… and Uruguay

    November 30, 2012

    As part of my yearlong Presidency, I will be traveling on behalf of AIPLA to promote IP in America and American IP interests around the world.

  • Why it doesn’t pay to make London’s judges cross

    November 29, 2012

    Lawyers for Air Canada might be expected to have shuffled a little uneasily in their seats last week after a High Court judge declared their costs to be “out of proportion” and requiring “the closest possible scrutiny”. It’s just the latest example of London judges handing out very public rebukes to litigants and their lawyers, as Managing IP explains

  • Amicus briefs and AIPLA: an inside look

    November 29, 2012

    AIPLA is facing the daunting task of having three Amicus briefs due in a very short period – two to the US Supreme Court and one to the en banc Federal Circuit. Amicus briefs are one of the more visible advocacy functions the Association performs, and so it seems appropriate to tell you a bit about the cases.

  • Reflections on a path to the Presidency

    November 27, 2012

    Over the past several weeks, I have been asked innumerable times how I rose through the ranks of AIPLA to become the organization’s President

  • Kappos shocks IP community, steps down as USPTO director

    November 26, 2012

    USPTO director David Kappos will step down from his post in January, as reported first by professor Dennis Crouch of the Patently O blog and confirmed by the USPTO

  • What’s on this week

    November 26, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions and meetings taking place this week

  • Mexico makes Madrid official

    November 19, 2012

    Mexico has deposited its instrument of accession to the Madrid Protocol with WIPO, making it the 89th member of the international trade mark registration system

  • What’s on this week

    November 19, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions and meetings taking place this week

  • Scotland shakes up IP litigation in response to PCC

    November 15, 2012

    Court reforms coming into effect on Monday are set to make litigation quicker and more efficient in Scotland

  • Are regulations needed to increase IP market transparency?

    November 15, 2012

    While IP is an increasingly sought-after commodity, as emphasized by the gaudy $4.5 billion price tag from the Nortel patent auction, more work needs to be done before efficient IP markets become a reality

  • EU trade mark owners can enforce against other TM holders

    November 15, 2012

    An opinion issued by Advocate General Mengozzi of the Court of Justice of the EU today says that holders of Community trade marks (CTMs) should be able to enforce their right against other, allegedly infringing, parties, even if those parties hold a later CTM

  • Join the conversation and get IP news faster on Twitter

    November 14, 2012

    Increasingly, IP news is breaking on Twitter first and sparking debates over everything from statistics to apologies. Here’s why you should join the 5,000 people already following Managing IP

  • What’s on this week

    November 12, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related decisions and meetings taking place this week

  • Already v Nike could increase litigation risk for trade mark owners

    November 09, 2012

    After being sued by Nike for allegedly infringing its trade mark on a best-selling pair of sneakers, sports manufacturer Already is urging the Supreme Court to let it pursue cancellation of the mark despite Nike’s efforts to drop the case

  • Two decisions that will improve IP enforcement in Russia

    November 09, 2012

    IP owners hope that Russia’s planned IP court will help them enforce their rights more effectively. But recent rulings on parallel imports and damages have also made their job easier

  • Icann makes progress on Trademark Clearinghouse

    November 09, 2012

    Guidance on how trade mark rights will be protected when new gTLDs are launched is coming closer, following a meeting hosted by Icann in Brussels last week

  • Managing IP’s guide to transfer pricing and IP

    November 09, 2012

    Companies have long tried to cut their corporate tax liabilities by shifting their intangible assets to low-tax jurisdictions. Now they are finding their transfer pricing strategies under an increasingly bright spotlight

  • Is arbitration right for you? WIPO’s Ignacio de Castro provides the answer

    November 06, 2012

    The smartphone wars have conjured up the spectre of protracted IP litigation spread around the world. The prospect of fighting simultaneous, costly court battles in different continents is enough to keep even the most grizzled in-house counsel awake at night. But Ignacio de Castro of WIPO’s Arbitration and Mediation Center has a remedy for dispute-induced insomnia

  • What’s on this week: IP calendar

    November 05, 2012

    Managing IP lists the IP-related meetings, conferences and decisions taking place this week

  • Four ways Romney might change IP

    November 01, 2012

    Next Tuesday’s US presidential election could mean big changes for the USPTO and IP policies. Managing IP examines what a Mitt Romney administration might look like for IP

  • What is Barack Obama’s IP record?

    October 31, 2012

    As November 6 approaches, the IP community waits to see whether there will be a new USPTO director at the helm next year, which is likely to be the case if Mitt Romney is elected. In the meantime, Managing IP recaps some of President Barack Obama’s IP accomplishments during his four years in office

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